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Isaiah Thomas leaving UW for NBA draft

Post by Darrin Beene / The News Tribune on March 31, 2011 at 12:42 pm with 4 Comments »
March 31, 2011 3:31 pm

Junior guard Isaiah Thomas will make himself available for the NBA Draft, he said today. (Highlights from his conference call are in the post above.)

Thomas, who averaged 16.8 points and 6.1 assists per game for the Huskies last season, issued this statement to gohuskies.com:

“Although it was a tough decision, I have decided to forego my senior season and enter my name into this year’s NBA draft. At this time I will not hire an agent. Over the past 3 years I’ve enjoyed every single minute of my Washington Husky career. I am very thankful to have played for a great coach like Coach Romar and our entire coaching staff. I have just over two quarters left to earn my degree, and I fully plan on finishing school. Also, I would like to take the time to thank all of my teammates and Husky fans for their support and the unforgettable memories. Go Dawgs!”

Coach Lorenzo Romar, who is in Houston for the Final Four, issued this statement to the website:

Isaiah Thomas has had an unbelievable impact on our program during his time with us. We will definitely miss him, but we are behind him in his quest to fulfill a lifelong dream to play in the NBA.”

Thomas, who is from Tacoma, is  a two-time first team all-Pac-10 selection. He ended this season ranked sixth in UW history in points (1,721), third in assists (415), third in 3-pointers (164) and eighth in steals (122).

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  1. comonsens41 says:

    ahhh and the Huskies are right back to their decades old mediocrity. lol

  2. Oh bummer for the Husky team, they will lose a GREAT leader! Good luck, see ya in the NBA!

  3. sully2217 says:

    So I guess IT is hedging his bets. Why else would he not hire an agent? Don’t be surprised if he changes his mind after draft day. He should return for his senior season, he is not ready for the NBA. With the incoming talent at the guard position at UDUB, perhaps IT should learn a second language ?
    Glad to see the young man made the right decision about getting his degree, though.

  4. DeschutesMan says:

    More wasted education time for a young man that won’t use it. Too bad the ones that leave education for the professionals can’t be adult and pay for the education they throw away. A lot of Kids want to go but can’t afford the costs

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